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jackson jr. won re-election but could lose with the feds. >>> and election loser alan west won't go quietly. >>> plus today former congresswoman gabby giffords goes face to face with the man who tried to assassinate her. details are next. you're watching "early today." >>> plenty of other stories making news this morning. the chicago sunday times reports jesse jackson jr. is talking with federal prosecutors about a possible plea deal. jackson easily won re-election tuesday while being treated at the mayo clinic for by polar disorder and depression. the feds are looking into whether he improperly used campaign funds for decorating her home. >>> today for the first time after she was gunned down 22 months ago gabby giffords will come face to face with the man who tried to assassinate her. jared lock ner will be sentenced to life without pa roll. giffords husband, mark kelley, will also be in court reading a letter on his wife's behalf. >>> the election in florida is still too close to call in the presidential contest. and in another florida race, republican congressman alan west is de
. >>> plus, published reports that newly re-elected congressman jesse jackson jr. may be negotiating a plea deal that could end his career in congress and might even include jail time. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. here are som >>> welcome back. here are some of the top stories we're watching. president obama marked veterans day with a traditional wreath laying at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national s cemetery. >>> israeli forces have fired warning shots into syria after a stray shell from fighting between syrian troops and rebels fell on an israeli army post in the golden heights. >>> 70% of central venice is under water because of heavy rain. high tide there has reached its sixth highest level since recordkeeping began 150 years ago. >>> the now faded blue dress worn by judy garland in "the wizard of oz" has sold for $480,000 at auction. >>> a british woman is divorcing her husband after he refused to recreate scenes from the best-selling erotic novel "fifty shades of grey." in legal papers, she cites his "boring attitude towards sex" as evidence of unreasona
hollywood hunk to talk to, "twilight" star kellen lutz is here, and also ahead some of michael jackson's most prized possessions are going to be -- going up on the auction block, from the crystal-encrusted gloves. willie really has his eye on those, to the jackets from the bad tour. >> a little outside of my price range. >> are they pretty left? >> yeah. >> i would imagine. >> natalie is standing by at the news desk. she has a check of the headlines. natalie. >> good morning to you guys, once again. good morning, everyone. federal investigators are on the scene of a deadly collision in midland, texas. on thursday four people were killed when a freight train slammed into their parade float carrying wounded war veterans to a banquet of honor. among the victims was a two-time purple heart recipient. 17 others were injured. early indications show that the train may have not seen the decorated flatbed approaching, even though the crossing gate and lights appeared to be working at the time. intensifying rocket barrages overnight between israel and gaza have the region teetering on the brink
's lead downward. hallie jackson have details on how lawmakers are trying to ease concerns about the u.s. economy in the fiscal cliff. >> we are hearing from democrats and republicans in congress about working together, but it remains to be seen whether they will back up the top with action. -- back up the talk wtih action. action. the dow dropped 13,000. it is that it would downgrade the u.s. credit rating if congress does nothing about the so-called fiscal cliff. compromising to be the word of the day on a compromise from leaders on both sides of the ideal. >> it is better to be of that fight. it is better to work together. republican speaker of the house signaled his party may be open to deal that includes higher taxes. to the we are willing to except the revenue under the right conditions. democratic senate majority leader harry reid wonder why the wait? >> i am not for kicking the can down the road. i did we have done up far too much. we know what the issue is, and we need to solve that issue. >> president obama looking ahead to the lame-duck session of congress next week. in wash
try to figure out what happened during the attacks in benghazi. as hallie jackson reports, general david petraeus is not out of the spotlight. >> former cia director general david petraeus will answer questions about benghazi, just not today. later this morning congress will move forward with its investigation. >> i don't think there's any debate in this country that when you have for americans killed, that is a problem. >> congress will look at not just what happened with the deadly attack in libya on september 11, but what happened after and how the administration responded. >> i believe the american people deserve a comprehensive, no- holds-barred investigation. >> at the heart of the increase its un ambassador susan rice, who made the rounds on tv after the assault to blame protests on an inflammatory anti-muslim video. the white house says it was based on intelligence she had at the time. >> this president and is this administration has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up. >> if president obama decides to appoint ambassador rice as the next sec
to business. hallie jackson joins us live with the latest. the over arching concern is the fiscal cliff. >> we are talking about topics that congress has put off for two years. the post office is running at of money. farmers looking for help are running at of patients. congress is running out of time. >> you will see a lot of leverage games, getting down to business will be after thanksgiving. >> the biggest shadow belongs to the fiscal cliff, the threat of tax increases and spending cuts that come with a deadline. >> a lot of bad things could happen. the other is they kick the can down the road. >> it could suck up all the band with in congress. >> these things tend to squeak through because everybody is focused on the big issue and the little fights aren't as divisive. >> decisions over the debt ceiling and possibly immigration reform. one of the first things members of congress have to do is look at who will look at the leadership roles moving forward. members of the senate will meet tomorrow to talk about that. in the house, whether nancy pelosi will stay on as her role. >> is impossible s
served as chief of police in oakland and long beach, california. >> the reverend jesse jackson, the famous civil rights leader was called up in the battle against building a new jail in baltimore. kate amara was there. >> we will not win on tuesday and lose on thursday. keep fighting back. >> when jesse jackson speaks, people tend to listen. that is what organizers of this rally are hoping for, were voices urging the state not to build a new youth detention center in baltimore. -- more voices urging the state not to build a new youth detention center in baltimore. >> the proposal calls for a $70 million, 120-bed facility. youth advocates say the state should concentrate its resources and finance is on prevention. >> building this jail today will affect generations to come. >> some of the folks at the rally say these kids should go to group homes are juvenile detention, but by law, that actually cannot. the kids were charged with violent crimes like murder and rape, and maryland law dictates that they must be housed within the adult system as their cases go to report. >> 35,000
flirtatious e- mails. .e'll have the latest at 5:30 a small plane crashed into a home in jackson, mississippi, last night. one person escaped the house with minor injuries. three people on the plane died in the crash. >> a subcommittee will hold a hearing to explore whether the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak could have been prevented. 32 people have died. 483 have a gun at sick during the outbreak. -- have gotten suck during the ick during the outbreak. >> how much the average allowance is the status. >> we will update you on the major roadsw=!nño >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we are looking at a smooth ride on the major roadways. we have fire activity in reisterstown. otherwise, looking pretty good on the major roads. we have closures along charles street and madison street along with the rams to the j.f.x. and guilford avenue. 64 on the b-w parkway from 100 down towards 197. running smoothly on 70 towards the airport. this is 95 at the fort mchenry. moving well through the tunnel. area bridges i
on what led to the violence. >> getting some high-profile help. jesse jackson led his hands. instead of spending money to lockup youth offenders, money will be better spent on programs to keep them out of trouble. >> we will not win on tuesday and lose on thursday. >> the new facility is necessary to improve the treatment of youth offenders. anthony batts was sworn in as the police commissioner. stephanie rawlings-blake administered the oath of office. he wasn't confirmed until just two weeks ago. he previously was chief of police in oakland. >> a baltimore home filled up with dangerous levels of carbon dioxide. all of the victims will be fine . good news for those who had to navigate around the downtown water main break around penn station. parts of charles street have now reopened to traffic. >> developers of the upcoming casino are going all end on an upgrade. caesars brand will build a more upscale casino under its horseshoe brand. that means and its investment of more than $25 million. >> we pride ourselves on service. we hire the right people. >> construction is expected to beg
. >> jesse jackson pleads their case. i am kate amara with that story. >> loading up a truck for hurricane victims. i am jennifer franciotti. the woman's efforts >> you are watching wbal teo of the news at 5:00 p.m., with stan stovall and donna hamilton. your forecast with tom tasselmyer and skycam 11 covering breaking news. wbal tv 11 news at 5:00 p.m. continues now. >> a rally calling for the redirection of money to build a u.s. jail in baltimore city. the idea is to prevent juvenile delinquency. >> expected to be in attendance is a jesse jackson. they say they are ignoring research that are more effective and less costly. kate amara it is lived downtown with that story. >> we will start with some logistics'. they have moved to the e event inside. it was scheduled to start at 5:00. if you are planning to come to hear jesse jackson speak, you have time. when he speaks, people tend to listen and that is what organizers are hoping for. he will bring attention to their cause, urging the state not to build that new detention center. it calls for a $70 million facility. supporters say it is de
. the normal routine measure was held up for weeks by partisan politics. >>> illinois congressman jesse jackson, jr., has left the mayo clinic where he was treated for bipolar disorder for the second time since taking a leave of absence in june. jackson was re-elected for another term even though he barely campaigned. jackson is still under investigation by a house committee about his dealings with imprisoned form are governor rob blagojevich. >>> the woman at the center of the deadly indianapolis explosion says a recently replaced thermostat was the cause of that blast. investigators seer ode in on a possible faulty furnace as a source. >>> the man accusing elmo puppeteer kevin clash of engaging him in an underage sexual relationship has now dropped his allegations and says their relationship was adult and consensual. clash had denied that the relationship began when the accuser was underage from the start but took a leave of absence from sesame workshop to fight the allegations. >>> actor michael j. fox is spreading holiday warmth and cheer in this new gap ad that is going viral. it shows fox
. the search for the person who carjacked a vehicle with a seven year-old boy inside. jesse jackson is in town for a rally at city hall. what prompted that a visit. that and much sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >> the son was predominant today. >> it is always predominate, you just usually do not see it. >> 57 degrees. more sunshine for the weekend. close to 70. partly cloudy on monday and then some showers on tuesday. it may be the last football weather day you get. >> thank you for joining us. >> nbc nightly news is next.
. she likes to get into things. along with her three-year-old brother jackson. they try to keep dangerous action -- items out of reach. he took us through their home to identify potential dangers. first, we go to the kitchen. >> whatever is inside of that, especially if this bill on a child, it is going to cause possibly a first and second- degree burns. >> under the sink, the fire extinguisher is in the back. they do get a check for child- proof latches. >> some cleaning chemicals look like juice drinks to kids. to go to make sure kids did not escape, a security alarm announces open doors. the family gets high marks for a wall-mounted tv. tv's on stands can easily fall on a child. keep kids 3 feet away. to prevent furniture from toppling, jeff uses all wall anchor. their oldest kid hit their head on a glass table so they made changes. >> ever since then, all of our furniture and everything we buy is round. >> capt. harris found a major strangulation hangar -- hazard, low-hanging window blinds. when harris was a young boy, you must die from cords wrapped around his neck. >> my d
on campaigning after super storms in the race of the east coast. helen jackson has that story. >> president obama is back on the campaign trail today, joining mitt romney as they focus on the finish, which is coming up fast. president obama, during the jersey coast, delivered a message to those devastated by sandy. >> we are here for you. we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure you get all the help you need. >> his message today will shift away from the path of destruction to the path to two hundred 70 electoral votes. in florida, mitt romney back of more aggressive attacks. >> give cost your loved ones and he them in your thoughts and prayers. -- keep them in your thoughts and prayers. >> i think by the weekend, we will be focusing again on the candidates. >> so far this week it has been up to the surrogate's to do the slamming. former governor jeb bush had some choice words about president obama. >> his entire strategy has been blame others -- starting with my brother, of course. >> joe biden returned the favor. >> his plans are not sketchy. they are etched a sketchy. >> as the presi
to figure what happened. hallie jackson is live with the latest. good morning. >> general petraeus will be answering questions about benghazi but not today. he will talk tomorrow. congress will move forward with the investigation. >> i don't think there's any debate the when you have four americans killed, that is a problem. >> compass will look what happened after and how the administration responded. >> i believe the american people deserve a comprehensive investigation. >> susan rice. she made the rounds on tv after the assaults. information the white house says it was based on intelligence she had at the time. >> this president and this administration has either been guilty of colossal incompetents or engaged in a cover-up. >> the gop is setting up a fight if ambassador rice will be appointed the new secretary of state. >> somebody has to start paying a price. >> if senator mccain and others want to go after somebody come they should go after me. >> strong words from the president. we do expect general petraeus up on the hill first thing tomorrow morning. >> what do we know abo
. >> there will be a hearing later this week. >> hallie jackson has the latest on the story. >> over the weekend, top leaders in congress seemed frustrated they didn't know about this sooner. we are learning more about the woman who sparked this investigation in the first place. >> we received no advanced notice. it was like a lightning bolt. >> diane feinstein said she did not know that david petraeus was resigning until it happened. >> this is something that could have had an effect on national security. >> i think we should have been told. >> an affair between the former cia director and his biographer, paula broadwell. both are married. she sent e-mails to a second woman identified as jill kelley. she is from florida. her family had been friends with the petraeuses for years. >> it just doesn't add up. you have this type of investigation. it took quite sure months to find out of the cia director was involved -- it took four months. >> david petraeus had been scheduled to testify about the attack in benghazi. >> i do not see how you could have what happened in benghazi if general petraeus doesn't testify.
. >> global markets are following wall street's lead downward. >> hallie jackson has more on help lawmakers are trying to ease concerns about the fiscal cliff. >> the fiscal cliff, two words will be saying quite a bit. the dow had its worst day yesterday all year long. it would downgrade the u.s. credit rating if congress didn't do something about the fiscal cliff. but compromise seemed to be the word of the day on capitol hill. we heard plans to negotiate some kind of a budget deal. it remains to be seen what the deal would look like. this year or next year when the new congress comes income. >> the worst post-election plunge ever? >> not quite. the day after president obama was first elected, the dow dropped 486 points. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> a nessie committed for some downtown commuters -- amessy for someommute downtown commuters. jennifer franciotti >> is live at the scene. >> it is on charles street. this is where we saw the water is shooting out of the road. that water is still flowing this morning. we have seen work happening along north avenue. it looks like crews are dig
post election speech from the white house. hallie jackson has the latest. good morning. >> good morning. people from capitol hill to wall street will be listening to what the president has to say today. the markets were open after a slump as investors worry about if lawmakers don't do something to avoid tax hikes and spending cuts. president obama will walk into the east room of the white house to call on congress to work together. >> these folks and the president have to worry if they come out to sharp they could create a more deep recession. >> that is the warning from the congressional budget office. believe the standoff could end with millions out of work and the unemployment rate of 9.1%. most lawmakers will not let it get to that 0.0 will try to hammer out a deal when the new congress takes over capitol hill. the speech today, president is expected to push for the bush era tax cuts for everybody except the wealthiest americans. >> what kinds of decisions to democrats and americans have to make? >> they are looking at a number -- how much they are going to reduce the deficit saving
will find out more details about the investigation into a hearing later this week. >> hallie jackson has the latest. good morning. >> top leaders in congress seemed frustrated they didn't know about this sooner. we are learning more about the woman who sparked this investigation in the first place. >> we received no advanced notice. >> diane feinstein said she did not know that david petraeus was resigning until what happened. >> i think we should been told. >> an affair between the former cia director and his biographer, paula broadwell. she said e-mails to a second woman identified as jill kelley . her family had been friends with the petraeuses for years. >> it just doesn't add up. >> david petraeus had been scheduled to testify about the attack in benghazi. >> i do not see how you could happen what happened in benghazi general petraeus doesn't testify. >> thursday is the hearing on benghazi. officials will be answering questions in closed-door meetings on capitol hill. >> walked us to the specific timeline. >> the fbi looked into this complaint about harassing e- mails by his officia
@wbaltv.com. >> lawmakers go back to d.c. today to give back to business. hallie jackson has a look at the bodiless left waiting for lawmakers. >> we are talking about topics that congress has put off for two years. < two months before the end of the session. the post office is running out of money. farmers looking for help are running out of patience. congress is running out of time. >> you will see a lot of leverage games. getting down to business will be after thanksgiving. >> the biggest shadow belongs to the fiscal cliff, the threat of tax increases and spending cuts that come with a deadline. >> a lot of bad things could happen. >> there are two possibilities. the other is they kick the can down the road. >> it could suck up all the bandwidth in congress. when it comes to cyber security or extending payroll tax cuts -- >> these things tend to squeak through because everybody is focused on the big issue, and the little fights aren't as divisive. >> decisions over the debt ceiling and possibly immigration reform. >> immigration reform is the biggest item that may be tackled and hasn't had a look in
it on tv. >> the president will have a news conference this afternoon. hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> attorneys for tiffany alston say she should be reinstated to her office. she was removed after pleading guilty to using state money to pay an employee of her law firm. her attorneys say that conviction was changed which should allow her to return to her seat. >> 3 people are dead after a plane slams into a home in mississippi. >> the investigation into a bizarre blast in indianapolis. investigators think may have happened, next. >> your morning commute is looking pretty good in terms of delays. >> good morning. this is a live look out stores. not too bad to start the day. the sun is trying to come up. you will be feeling the chill when you step outdoors. i am live at the bea gaddy family center. they are getting ready for their big thanksgiving dinner. you are one of the daughters of bea gaddy. she started the tradition of helping people in baltimore. so nice to see your family continuing that. >> continuing her legacy. >> you are getting ready for your big thanksgiving dinner. th
off. i am hallie jackson. roadsides need to tackle the fiscal cliff. will they find enough ground to skew the country from the edge? >> tracking an accident in >> you are watching wbal tv 11. live, local, late breaking. this is 11 news at 6:00. >> good morning. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> i am mindy basara. what is the weekend looking like? >> yesterday was all clouds. we still have a clouds. some clouds producing sprinkles. most to the south east of us. it looks like the most perfect will be on the eastern shore, not a very significant. a couple sprinkles over and arundal county around annapolis. and here an indication there might be a sprinkle of bear, the clouds will be going away and we will see some sun. a better forecast. we will talk details in a minute. >> for the first time since announcing his resignation in the wake of an affair, david petraeus answering questions on capitol hill. >> but not about the scandal. hallie jackson joins us live with more. what will he be addressing? >> we are expecting him to be on capitol hill any minute now for a hearing on the hill
. >> hallie jackson has more. >> we have been listening to the candidates make to cases but today it is the voices of the voters that will be the loudest. romney.l blow for romn >> i think we need more of a change in a positive direction for the economy. >> she feels this year she could make a difference. >> i want to make sure my voice is heard. >> the presidential candidates urged supporters to make their voices heard. there was last-minute campaigning in wisconsin, in hampshire, and iowa. some 30 million people have already cast their ballots. >> it is a privilege that we have and we need to take advantage of it. >> both president obama and mitt romney are keeping up their closing arguments today. mitt romney will be in ohio and pennsylvania. the president will be in chicago today. >> when can we expect results? >> we will see the first of the big battleground states close at 7:00 p.m., virginia. then ohio and florida. did not expect the networks to call this before 11:00 p.m. eastern when almost all the states will wrap up except for alaska. they have talked about the importan
romney with more than 300 electoral votes. hallie jackson joins us live this morning. .t doesn't matter about florida >> president obama is waking up this morning a winner. he is waking up in chicago this morning. [cheers] the first family waves to an ecstatic crowd in chicago. >> thank you. >> as supporters cheered in times square and in front of 1600 pennsylvania avenue. but the crowd fell silent in boston, where mitt romney supporters found his candidate did not earn enough votes to earn the white house. >> i wish i was able to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. we join with you to pray for him and for this great nation. >> romney called for bipartisanship. >> we cannot risk partisan bickering. >> a sentiment echoed by the president. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. you have made me a better president. >> the president promised to work with congress, he vowed -- >> we remain more that a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >>
if there'll be another four years for president obama. >> hallie jackson joins us live with some of the story lines on this election day. we're getting some election results. >> at this hour, some of the new hampshire in dixville notch. it turns out 10 people cast ballots. it was five to five, a tie. could this be indicative of what is to come today? >> give this a time line of when to expect results later tonight. will we have to wait until the sun comes up/ >> that is a good question. we have a pool of when we will see results. polls in virginia close at 7:00 p.m. do not expect to see the networks call this race until 11:00 p.m. they want to be correct and not just be first. hoping to avoid what happened with george w. bush and john kerry. >> what are the vegas oddsmakers saying? >> i am not a betting person. the current odds for president obama are one in five. seven in two for mitt romney. who knows that factors into things? >> hallie jackson, thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. are you heading to the polls today are due to vote early this year?
with details. we begin with hallie jackson. good morning and down to the wire. >> as we enter this last day, national polls show this as a dead heat. president obama has a slight edge in the electoral college. from new hampshire to ohio, florida and virginia, the presidential candidates are counting down the hours until election day. the president may be losing his voice. supporters have been plenty vocal. some of the biggest crowds of the campaign season. >> i ask you to vote for real change. paul ryan and i, we will bring real change for america. >> mitt romney spent some time in pennsylvania. he wants to flip the state. at this point, the election is not about the undecideds. it is about firing up the base. >> if you get all your supporters out to the polls, you will win this election. >> president obama acknowledged it is all up to voters. it is out of his hands. >> if they do their jobs, they are not relevant either because it is now up to you. >> both candidates will go to seven states before going to their respective corners. president obama in chicago, and mitt romney in boston. >>
of issues. >> hallie jackson joins us live to begin our coverage. florida is too close to call but it will not matter. >> president obama knows where his home will be for the next four years. it will be here in washington after waking up in chicago this morning. the first family ways to an ecstatic crowd in chicago. >> thank you. >> as supporters cheered in times square and in front of 1600 pennsylvania avenue. the crowd fell silent in boston where mitt romney supporters found his candidate did not earn enough votes to earn the white house. >> i wish i was able to lead the country in a different direction. we join with you to pray for him and for this great nation. >> romney called for bipartisanship. >> cannot risk partisan bickering. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. you have made me a better president. >> the president promised to work with congress, he vowed -- >> we remain more that a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> senator harry reid and john boehner
, but jackson is man's best helper, and he does everything to help get ready for a game of frisbee. check it out. >> what's up, dude? >> can you close that door? nice. good job. hey, where is the remote control? good job. good boy. do you have a frisbee around here somewhere? i think it was in the bedroom. i think i saw it. where is your frisbee? go get it. there it is. good boy. oops. can you put it in my hand? good job. let's see. grab your water bottle. it's in the fridge. good boy. nice. good job. you got it all figured out. one more thing. you stretch your paws? good boy. let's go play frisbee. >> how adorable? >> that's jackson, and it took him a couple of months to learn the tricks and then they pieced them all together. . i can't believe what we just saw. that was crazy. >> it gives you a goal for your new dog. >> i'm going to get one too. >> i'm sure it will be able to do all those things. in a matter of moments. >> you better get milano to move in with me. >> he is now a cookie. >> what is his last name? >> peter milan. you added a little flare. >> he is a nice guy. >> you better get h
shots. the heckler was a guy named lance jackson, the son of steve jackson if you can follow me here. the founder of l.a. gear, a 30-year season ticketholder. a guy with a replica of the staples center arena at his home in bellaire. so blake was ordered to have a sit-down and had to talk and apologize to the fan for this fight. so should the player have to apologize to a guy who has been yelling at him the whole game? what do you think? >> i do. not apologize necessarily, i just don't think it's necessarily the right thing to do. just because when you're a public figure, you take on the responsibility. people are going to heckle you, say bad things about you. you sort of have to be the bigger -- >> part of the deal. >> yeah. >> part of the deal. >> i don't like it because it's a rich guy's kid. would they make him apologize to any other fan? and ron artest, didn't he run in and try to clock someone. this guy's lucky he just yelled at him. >> what did he do? >> he was yelling at him to make open shots. steve blake has been harassed for about a year now because he missed a big shot in
sandy. >> hallie jackson joins us with more. the president dealt with the aftermath of the storm. >> yes, but now he is back on the campaign trail. he will talk about the storm victims in his remarks today. roomette romney is on the trail as well. -- miche romney is on the trail as well. president obama delivered a message to those devastated by superstar sandy. >> we are here for you and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure you get all the help you need. >> his message will shift away from the path of destruction to the past 2270 electoral votes. he will hit wisconsin and colorado. in florida, mitt romney backed off on aggressive attacks as signals those struggling from the aftermath of the storm. >> keep people in your thoughts and prayers. >> both candidates will refocus. >> memories are short so by the weekend, we will be focusing again on the candidates. >> it has a been up to the surrogates to do the slamming. jeb bush said choice words about president obama. >> is entire strategy is to blame on others starting with my brother, of course. >> vice president joe biden r
bed of dog or cat food. >> benghazi is in the bull's- eye on capitol hill today. hallie jackson joins us live with that story appeared in looks like someone has been in the spotlight is tied to the story as well. >> absolutely. general petraeus will be answering questions about benghazi, but not today. he will talk tomorrow. later this morning, congress will move forward with the investigation. >> i don't think there's any debate that when you have four americans killed, that is a problem. >> congress will look at what happened and how the administration responded. >> i believe the american people deserve a comprehensive investigation. >> susan rice made the rounds on tv after the assault. she blamed protest over a video. information the white house says was based on intelligence she had at the time. some wonder if there is more to the story. >> this president and this administration has either been guilty of colossal incompetents or engaged in a cover-up. >> the gop is setting up a fight if ambassador rice will be appointed the new secretary of state. >> i think she knew better. >> s
. >> president obama is looking ahead to the lame-duck meeting next week. hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. there is a water main that ruptured on wednesday turning streets into rivers. jennifer franciotti is live. >> the work is slow but sure. it looked like a raging river yesterday. as the look of charles street, the break in the main happened on east 20th street causing the road to buckle. the water is still flowing but looking like nothing like it did yesterday morning. the repairs have not begun yet. big time traffic jam. getting a around a huge problem in one of the busiest parts of baltimore city. the evening rush hour traffic -- it is as bad as predicted. this morning is not expected to be any better. the problem started yesterday morning when water began gushing out of the 60-inch water main. charles street flooded. some homes and businesses were evacuated. >> they said we had to evacuate. they said it was bad so we got out immediately. >> officials went into structures to check for safety conditions. crews began the slow process of turning off the water. >> you have
in jackson, mississippi overnight. witnesses say the single-engined plane began sputtering, like it was running out of fuel, before crashing and bursting into flames. one of the aviators had asked to return back to the airport, but the plane went down just moments later. they are now investigating. >> and a teenager is being tied to two murders, a taxi driver in d.c. and a mother shot while walking her dog. he is in jail, suspected of fatally shooting a d.c. taxicab driver, and gunning down the woman in charles county. also accused in the murder of the taxicab driver, his girlfriend. they say they entered the driver's house and asked to be driven to school. once they arrived, it is said they opened fire. searching their home, they found the gun that was used in the crime. >> it was checked through forensics and ballistic lee was a positive match with the shell casing and ballistic grounds -- ballistically was a positive match. >> still ahead tonight, important information to pass along to parents. >> changing the way they regulate instance swings in an effort to prevent death. wh
the federal case. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> anne arundal county police arrested 66-year-old man with a hollywood connection for allegedly sexually abusing several children over a number of years. police are trying to bigger out of there are more victims. jennifer franciotti live with the details. good morning. >> good morning. the victims are now adults. abuse started when there were eight years old. and documents show how vulnerable they may have been. >> it takes a lot of courage for victims to come forward with this information and present it to law enforcement. our detectives acted quickly and work in conjunction with the state attorney's office to ride with these charges. >> there commending breyer two adult males who came forward in august alleging they withstood sexual abuse at the hands of 66- year-old james farrow. they say it started in 2000, lasted until 2008. the victims were eight years old again. there would sleep over at his house with permission from their parents. charging documents reveal one of the victims told police the abuse had happened hundreds of times.
issues. we'll begin with hallie jackson in our washington bureau. good morning . >> let's talk polls. national polls show this as a dead heat. president obama has a slight edge in the electoral college. on new hampshire to ohio, florida and virginia, the candidates are county down the hours until election day. the president may be losing his voice. supporters have been plenty of vocal. so now the biggest crowds of the campaign season. >> i ask you to vote for real change. we will bring real change for america. >> mitt romney spent some time in pennsylvania. at this point, the election is not about the undecided. >> if you get all your supporters out to the polls, you will win this election. >> president obama acknowledged it is all up to voters. >> if they do their jobs, it is now up to you. >> both candidates will go to seven states before going to their respective corners. president obama in chicago and mitt romney in boston. >> some pigskin and politics for both candidates. >> football fans -- separate interviews were taped with chris berman for "monday night football" tonight. >>
james taylor. >> i liked the jacksons. >> would you stand in line for five days and scream and shout and cry? >> maybe, maybe. >> flo rider today. >> flo rider is coming monday. i have a sweet spot -- >> you almost said hot spot. tell the truth. >> he's going to perform here on monday. apparently, he shot a promo. shall we? >> what's up, this is your man flo rider, by the way, hoda, i got a special treat for you. >> oh! what is it? >> you'll have to ask him when he gets here. ♪ baggy sweat pants and reeboks with the straps ♪ >> sparks will fly on monday. >>> you know who was supposed to be here yesterday, we didn't make a big deal about it. we thought the reason given was true. turns out to be completely inaccurate. we were told chelsea handler, who cancelled an hour and a half before the show. >> 8:30 we got a show saying she wasn't going to be able to come. >> she was our lead guest. >> she was sick all night, we were told. but we had a feeling something was up. >> late last night clicking around on the channels, you turn on jimmy fallon, guess who showed up, chelsea handler. >
, legitimate rape. in illinois democratic congressman jesse jackson jr. has been re-elected to his post despite a lengthy absence and his current stay in the mayo clinic. >>> and in maine and maryland, voters approved measures to allow same-sex marriage. and in colorado and washington state, residents voted to legalize marijuana, a measure massachusetts was also approved to allow medical marijuana use. >>> just a week after getting slammed by superstorm sandy, new york and new jersey are bracing for yet another new storm. hundreds of flights in the area have already been cancelled, and airlines are evaluating how many more will be grounded. in low-lying areas police are using loudspeakers to tell residents to move to higher ground, and hundreds of nursing home residents in the hard-hit rockaways have already been evacuated. one ray of hope. weather experts now say this nor'easter may be weaker than originally expected. >>> after indicating that he would not voluntarily attend a congressional hearing this month, house lawmakers have issued a subpoena for barry kaden, the director of the massachu
. >> we certainly hope so. as usual, we've gone to the dogs. with a pup-filled parody of michael jackson's classic video "thriller." >> i love this one. >> that's right, from the king of pop to the king of pup, this halloween themed video created by the pet collective. >> okay. which costume do you want to wear this year? ♪ ♪ ♪ >> come on, sweetie. >> that's cute. oh, freaky. >> there are those of us with pets who dress up our pets and those of us who don't. >> do you? >> no. >> kathy, do you? >> not really. they don't like it. i dress up frank. ? >> he used to complain. he just lets me now. >> halloween was yesterday. did anyone come? >> little kids were so excited. >> in new york what's weird, you have to sign a sheet that lets trick-or-treaters know if it's okay to come to your apartment. so i went to buy some candy and stuff. i'm buying reesys and all this. and there are kids in dwayne reed which i love trick or treating at the drug store. and they give them the candy. >> supply and demand. >> and the stores are all places that they go. >> and the door men. >> yeah. >> i helped
for michael jackson's older brother jermaine. he filed tuesday to legally change the spelling of his last name to jacksun, jackson, which is he is right now, would only say the change was for artistic reasons. >>> and this internet video documents a san diego couple's wedding day from an i do point of view. they planted a small camera inside the bride's bouquet. it captured candid moments that might have been lost with bigger in-your-face video gear. very sweet. >>> and fans of nbc's "parks and recreation" are excited about a cameo by vice president joe biden, it is scheduled november 15th. amy polar's character says her ideal man has the brains of george clooney and the body of joe biden. it is now 8:04, back to al with a check of the weather. in connecticut for us. al, good morning. >> reporter: can't wait to check that out. thanks so much. again, we are in danbury, connecticut. let's take a look. our pick city of the day happens to be new haven, connecticut. another great connecticut city. nbc connecticut hd, morning rain and snow showers giving way to partly cloudy skies, 44 degrees as we
, michael jackson, b, knicks star patrick ewing, yankees slugger dave winfield or hulk hogan. >> dave winfield. >> you're good. >> he wrote dear winfield postcards to keep the baseball star up to date on willie's summer vacation. >> i was very young so i would write dear winfield, played mini golf and made a hole in one and sent to to yankee stadium. >> why did you think dave winfield would care? >> because i was 7. >> it is 2-2. >> i love it. >> and it's 2-2. >> tiebreaker. >> age. >> how old is willie geist? >> i'd say 39. >> and al roker? >> 41. >> and the correct answer is 37. >> natalie. >> i was -- i said 39. >> if i go over, nobody wins. >> one more. >> what are the names of willie's children? >> he said it in the piece. >> they are girls. >> that's a tough one. >> they are girls. >> i know his wife's name christina. >> that's not the question, natalie, and thank you. >> oh, okay. >> your girls names. >> lucy and george. >> yeah. >> i think nat mo wins. >> why don't you take the bourbon, al. >> you're the yankees winfield fan so, willie, this is your gift basket which is way to
of the classic middle class, central jersey shore suburb, 80% of us have an aunt hazel. mine lived on jackson avenue in toms river. we used to visit her, go over to the beach. what have you seen in your travels and what are you learning in getting this masters degree on the jersey shore? >> reporter: well, first, let me say, i know this place as well, too. i've covered disasters all over the world, but jersey is my home as well. i'm from the northern part of the state, jersey city, montclair. down here, the story is really the destruction that you see that is just really mind-boggling. communities so hard hit that days later, thousands of people haven't been able to even see what happened because they can't come back. authorities are still keeping them out. there's a lot of anger, frustration, a lot of tension because people want to come back in and see what's happened to their homes. they also want to protect their homes. we've been hearing more stories about looting and people concerned about that. we've also heard stories about what people are calling pirates, trying to rob homes in the da
in a jackson, mississippi neighborhood left no survivors killing all three people on board. the single-engine piper had just taken off from a local airport when it struck a home. amazingly a resident in that house escaped with only minor injuries. >>> u.s. soccer gold medalist hope solo and her fiance spent what would have been a wedding day in a seattle courtroom tuesday. the former seattle seahawks star jeremy stevens had been arrested monday for a domestic violence case against solo. police reports indicates that solo suffered a bloody laceration on her elbow. stevens was released and not charged. >>> the man accusing elmo puppeteer kevin clash of engaging him in an underage sexual relationship has now dropped his allegations and says the relationship was adult and consensual. clash had denied that the relationship began when the accuser was underage from the start, but it took a leave of absence from sesame workshop to fight the allegations. more on this in the next half hour. >>> madonna knows how to keep the city rocking. look who she got to join her at madison square garden last
talented artist. had an art show last month at 100. now, see, you can do it yourself. albert jackson, isn't that a good name, albert jackson from atmore, alabama, 109 years old today. loves praising the good lord and drinking dr. pepper. sometimes at the same time. gertrude, i love you gertrude linn from hermitage, pennsylvania. 103 years old, and she enjoys watching old tv shows and gardening. how about that. i like old tv shows. i was on old tv shows. now back to new york and a new tv show. >> all right, willard, thank you. >>> coming up next from big bird to clint eastwood's chair, the campaign moments that had us all talking, but first, this is "today" on nbc. so, maybe you're trying to figure out question seven. well, let me give it a shot. if you're ok with marylanders spending five hundred and... fifty million a year gaming in other states, fair enough. but if you think we should keep that money here... add twelve thousand jobs, and generate millions for schools... well you should probably vote for question seven. because if it doesn't pass, all of this goes away. that's why the po
career. >> and how is your son jackson dealing with his new sister? >> in fact, we have a little something for you for etta. >> thank you. >> it's all about team christina, team adam, but what about team carson is the question we asked, so we have a little -- my dexterity is not what it should be out here. look, it's a onesie, team carson. >> we have to backup just in case. >> thank you, matt. >> check out "the voice" right here on nbc monday and tuesdays 8:00/7:00 central time. >>> up next, we've got dr. phil in the studio, but first these messages. ♪ i -- i got it, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ [ male announcer ] at subway, you got it made. try a steak, egg white & cheese, tricked out any way you want. subway. eat fresh. try a steak, egg white & cheese, tricked out any way you want. some people put everything intotheir name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support. a day to shop at stores owned by our friends and ne
can't always remember what i wear, but i remember events by clothes. when i went to the janet jackson concert in 1984, i remember exactly what i wore. >> the new york aquarium sits right there on the beach, and a lot of heroic employees stood their ground and saved the fish there. >> erica, you're new here, but you should know that i'm the queen of practical jokes, and when you at least expect it, you will be the target of many, so there is a thing you've heard of, photobombing, now we have phone bombing. and we have this adorable wedding picture, 88 years in the ma making. and it's a bunch of fun things we will recap. >> and a heart warming story of survival. this abandoned dog has made a comeback. >> and we're going to talk about the current season of "the voice" with christina aguilera. >> first, we have a final check of weather. it's like if you miss this, you won't know anything for the rest of the day. >> yes, don't look up at the sky, it will just confuse you. we're looking at a nice day here in new york, finally. we won't see a lot of messy weather in the northeast for quite s
and college girls. >> reporter: lauren jackson knows that all too well. nine years ago, she fell on her neck during high school cheerleading tryouts. >> had it had stricter guidelines and regulations and precautions, this might have been prevented. >> reporter: as for the magic stunt performer, the team says she's in stable condition after suffering three vertebra fractures and a broken rib. she's expected to fully recover. for "today," gabe gutierrez, nbc news. >>> up next here on "today," is the twinkie about to go extinct? i think this one already did. it's pretty stale. we'll tell you more after this. s when you can prevent the acid that's causing it with prevacid24hr. with one pill prevacid24hr works at the source to prevent the acid that causes frequent heartburn all day and all night. and with new prevacid24hr perks, you can earn rewards from dinner deals to music downloads for purchasing prevacid24hr. prevent acid all day and all night for 24 hours with prevacid24hr. prevent acid all day and all night for 24 hours social security are just numbers thinkin a budget.d... well, we worked
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